Rollin’ With The Boulders

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

With 13 games left to play in the 2012 season, the Rockland Boulders, following a seven game losing streak, have no chance to make the playoffs. The Boulders have lost eight of their last 10 games while the New Jersey Jackals, in second place in the standings are 5 – 5.  The Boulders, now 8 and 1/2 games back of the Jackals would have to practically win all their games  remaining and the  Jackals would practically  have to lose all their games for the Boulders to get into second place and the playoffs.

The standings are as follows:

Quebec Capitales   W  56  L 31

New Jersey Jackals W 52  L 36

Rockland Boulders  W 43  L 44

Newark Bears         W 30 L 58

Worcester TornadoesW 25 L 62.

However Steve Balsan, Public Relations Coordinator for the Boulders, points to other gains this season in a team that has “already eclipsed it’s inaugural season in wins and total attendance “and the possibility of player Keith Brachold, only four homers
behind the Can Am Leagues all-time home run champion Eddie Lantigua, who crashed 25 homers in 2005, could break that record.

Brachhold, a Can Am  League All Star last season is being chanted by fans at Provident Bank Ballpark as possible MVP for 2012. Balsan says Boulder fans could see Can Am history in the making if Brachold comes through in the final games of the season. Balsan also points out that Boulders Ryan Scoma is League fifth in batting percentage at .323, Ryan Molica second in doubles with 24, Qualon Millender, tied for the league in triples with four, Bobby Blevins, pitcher, sixth in ERA at 3.81, Pat Moran, fourth in the
league with 98 strikeouts and Adrien Martin, tied for second with 15 saves.

The Boulders are back home starting Friday, August 24, Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 against the New Jersey Jackals. Then it is on the road for four games against the Worcester Tornadoes and then a Three Day Fan Appreciation weekend against the American Association’s  Lincoln Saltdogs Saturday, September 1, Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3.